American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various crawling herbivorous myriapods of the class Diplopoda, found worldwide and having a cylindrical segmented body with two pairs of legs attached to all segments except for the first four in the thoracic region. Also called diplopod.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as milleped.
- n. Any of many elongated arthropods, of the class Diplopoda, with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments.
- n. any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
- Latin milli- ("thousand") + pedis ("foot") (Wiktionary)
- Latin mīlipeda, a kind of insect : mīlle, thousand; + pēs, ped-, foot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now I want one and have to convince mom why having a 10 inch long, millipede, which is a veggetarian (but will eat carrion) is a good pet.”
“It's called a millipede migration and there could be a number of reasons why the bugs are coming up from the ground and swarming around homes.”
“In one kind of millipede, in the male the last pair of legs has a sound-producing apparatus, consisting of a ridged plate, which, by being rubbed against a set of tiny, bead-like bodies set in the surface of the last shield covering the body, produces a peculiar noise.”
“Last night at close to 1: 30 AM I took a pause in walking up some stairs to get to my room in order to rescue a tiny little millipede and return him to his home outside.”
“A monarch, a sheep moth, a millipede defend a world I can never enter though”
“As I watched, the six individuals skiing in single file ahead of me became a single indistinguishable mass with numerous flailing limbs, like an oversized millipede.”
“On the list are an ornate sleeper ray, Electrolux; a 75-million-year-old giant duck-billed dinosaur; a shocking pink millipede (see image); a rare, off-the-shelf frog; one of the most venomous snakes in the world; a fruit bat; a mushroom; a jellyfish named after its victim; a life-imitates-art "Dim" rhinoceros beetle; and the "Michelin Man" plant.”
“The list of ten species, with illustrations (none of which is as pink as the millipede), can be seen here.”
“When Roger was small, his two favorite toys were a tiny, squat doll named Care and a rubber millipede.”
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Words whose last and third-to-last letters are both "e".
denoting or relating to feet ; of or like a foot
Words that, for various reasons, I wish we could do without.
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a thousand (chiefly denoting a factor of one thousandth)
Flora, fauna and other things common in the time and place where I grew up
Animals with lots of legs.
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